Northeast Kingdom TRiO Students Attend National Policy Seminar


Attending the National Policy Seminar in Washington, D.C. are, from left: Rose Reynolds, assistant director of Lyndon State College Upward Bound; Amy Broome, LSC Upward Bound alum; Sen. Bernie Sanders; Mary Jardine, LSC Upward Bound alum; and Krystilyn Atkinson, assistant director of Johnson State College Upward Bound.

Two Northeast Kingdom TRiO alums recently attended the 33rd annual National Policy Seminar in Washington, D.C. Mary Jardine and Amy Broome, both former Lyndon State College Upward Bound students represented Vermont at this year's event hosted by the Council for Opportunity in Education in support of the nation's TRiO programs.

The students met with Sen. Bernie Sanders and legislative aides from the offices of Sen. Patrick Leahy and Congressman Peter Welch, where they passionately spoke about how their participation in LSC Upward Bound impacted their college matriculation and completion. The alums traveled to D.C. with current Upward Bound program directors and while there also attended workshops and heard from inspiring speakers and champions of TRiO.

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